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Gallery: Fun in the sun on the waters of Ipswich Docks in 1989

PUBLISHED: 14:30 07 January 2020

Canoeing out on the Waterfront waters  Picture: ARCHANT

Canoeing out on the Waterfront waters Picture: ARCHANT

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On one fine, sunny day in 1989 the Waterfront was packed full of fun activities as everything from canoes to jetskis were brought out to make the most of the weather.

Jetskiing around the docks  Picture: ARCHANTJetskiing around the docks Picture: ARCHANT

The Waterfront was packed for the day with families out enjoying the day of sun, with bouncy castles set up along the walk and people darted along the side to watch the fun on the water.

Do you spot any familiar faces?  Picture: ARCHANTDo you spot any familiar faces? Picture: ARCHANT

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Canoes and small sail boats were brought out as many were taking advantage of the warm weather and enjoying a paddle out on to the water.

Preparing the boats for the day of fun around the docks  Picture: ARCHANTPreparing the boats for the day of fun around the docks Picture: ARCHANT

Others brought what looked similar to jetskis but actually Suzuki Wetbike's out to join the fun with a small group zipping around on their motorised wetbike's.

Playing around with jet skis Picture: ARCHANTPlaying around with jet skis Picture: ARCHANT

The key difference between the jetski and the wetbike is the large ski attached to the front, which makes them plane across the water, with the machine being a cross between a motorbike and a jetski.

Getting the sail up for a spot of wind surfing  Picture: ARCHANTGetting the sail up for a spot of wind surfing Picture: ARCHANT

Let us know if you recognise any familiar faces from our gallery at imagecurators@archant.co.uk


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